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ERIC Number: ED411557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Pages: 23
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College Students' Use of Affinity-Seeking Strategies in Attracting Romantic Others.
Keyton, Joann; Kear, Kelly Rae
College students participated in a survey to determine the effect of dyadic communication apprehension and environmental setting on their selection of affinity-seeking strategies in introductory interactions with potential romantic partners. No gender effect was found. The subscale structure of affinity-seeking was not replicated indicating that use of affinity-seeking strategies in this situation may differ from others. Regardless of level of apprehension, college students used affinity-seeking strategies which focus in generalized interaction norms that belie the interaction motive. However, affinity-seeking strategies which require action and self-presentation skills were not selected by high apprehensives. Environmental setting had no effect on the selection of affinity-seeking strategies. (Contains 13 references and 6 tables of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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